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California’s 4th District Court of Appeal overturned the conviction of San Diego medical cannabis provider Jovan Jackson today. The decision in People v. Jackson recognizes the right of medical cannabis dispensaries to exist and provide medicine to patient-members. The decision further clarifies that members can participate in the association though financial contributions (sales) alone. This is an important milestone, because until now, some law enforcement and law makers all have refused to acknowledge that patients can organize cooperative and collective associations that sell medical marijuana. Today’s decision may have far-reaching implications for local and state implementation and regulation of medical marijuana.
Jovan Jackson was first arrested for providing medical cannabis in the City of San Diego in 2008. He was prosecuted for cannabis possession and sales and acquitted by the jury. San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, a steadfast opponent of medical cannabis, retried him on the same charges in 2009. In that case, Superior Court Judge Howard Shore denied Mr. Jackson the right to use California’s medical cannabis laws as a defense in court. Judge Shore referred to medical cannabis as “dope” and called state medical cannabis laws a “sham” during the trial.
Americans for Safe Access (ASA) took Mr. Jackson’s appeal last year, because we knew this case was important for the future of safe access in California. Medical cannabis opponents have argued steadfastly that every member of a patients’ association must physically participate in the cultivation of plants and that no member can buy medicine. ASA disagreed, and this was just the case to settle the issue. Relying heavily on People v. Colvin, a prior appellate decision in the California’s 2nd District, the court ruled that
“Jackson was only required to produce evidence which would create a reasonable doubt as to whether the defense provided by the [Medical Marijuana Program Act] had been established… the collective or cooperative association required by the act need not include active participation by all members in the cultivation process but may be limited to financial support by way of marijuana purchases from the organization. Thus, contrary to the trial court’s ruling, the large membership of Jackson’s collective, very few of whom participated in the actual cultivation process, did not, as a matter of law, prevent Jackson from presenting an MMPA defense.”
The California Attorney General may decide to appeal the Jackson decision, and ASA will be ready to fight this case all the way to the state Supreme Court. Regardless of what comes next in court, patients should hope lawmakers are listening to court today. California votes called on state officials to “to implement a plan to provide for the safe and affordable distribution of marijuana” when they approved Proposition 215 in 1996. State lawmakers tried to further clarify the issue when the adopted the Medical Marijuana Program Act in 2003. That bill explicitly allowed collective and cooperative associations and provided for reimbursements for medicine. It is past time for prosecutors like Ms. Dumanis, local law makers, and state representatives to stop stall and start regulating.
Dozens of combat-clad police officers, deputies and federal agents swarmed a southwest Santa Rosa neighborhood Wednesday morning in the region’s largest-ever operation against residential marijuana gardens.
“A team of 150 law enforcement officers raided 32 homes on Moorland Avenue, Eddy Drive, Barbara Drive and Neville Way, immediately south of the Corby Auto Mall.
Following the initial raid, officers carrying search warrants went into yards and confiscated a large amount of marijuana plants. Residents, many of them handcuffed, sat in front yards and watched as the pot was piled in great heaps.
The raids began about 9 a.m. when FBI agents in full military gear ordered residents to leave their homes, then rushed into the residences, most of them modest multi-plex units. The neighborhood was punctuated by the sounds of exploding flash grenades at several homes.
The FBI assault team, its large military-type truck and a big-wheeled SWAT vehicle had left the neighborhood, but people still sat handcuffed in their front yards, as a woman who asked not to be identified surveyed the scene from the hood of a parked car.
As pot piles grew in the street, groups of neighbors gathered to watch. Several called the officers’ tactics “overkill” and questioned the value of ripping out the gardens.
“It’s a big bunch of crap,” said one neighbor Lora Wilson. “How much taxpayer money did we just waste doing this?”
The staging ground for the operation was the parking lot of the Santa Rosa’s Veterans Memorial Building. At about 9 a.m., a long line of FBI and sheriff’s SUVs, trucks, patrol cars and large assault vehicles snaked out of the parking lot and onto Highway 12, then southbound 101.
Onlookers said an FBI team dressed in fatigues and helmets and carrying an assortment of battering rams, shields, ladders and weapons first entered a residence on Moorland Avenue at Barbara Drive.
That team then moved to several homes on Barbara Drive. Soon, handcuffed and guarded residents sat in front yards up and down Barbara Drive and the adjoining streets.”
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more from googlenews http://urlet.com/sheeplike.workload
Your thuggery is closing Eureka’s only dispensary, which means Eureka’s only safe and legal source of medicine for those who need it.
If you think that you are going to get the votes of me or any CANNABIS PATIENTS like me my question would be:
What are YOU smokin’, Bro?
I WILL BE VOTING FOR SOME GREENER PARTY. YOU DEMOCRATS NEED TO PULL YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR ASSES AND START RESPECTING OUR RIGHTS.
have a peaceful day,
HUMMINGBIRD TO CLOSE DUE TO FED THUGGERY!
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we must announce asof September 29th the Hummingbird Healing Center will no longer be able tooperate at 1626 Myrtle Ave. Although we have earned the support of our localgovernment by maintaining strict compliance with their conditions ofoperation the Federal Government has intervened by exercising it authorityagainst the owner of our building.
We are actively searching for a new location that meets thecurrent county guidelines, but our options are limited. Please know it is of thegreatest importance to HHC that we resume providing our beloved patients withthe support needed to meet their needs as soon as possible.
Please check our status on Facebook and we will email you ifand when we are able to re-open.
Until that time has arrived please know that you are in ourhearts and we are working as hard as possible to resume operations.”
Nathan, Carla, Rosie, Casey, Lee and Jill
I don’t know how well this works, but it is interesting here’s an excerpt and a link to the post on Rollitup:
If anyone tries this I would appreciate a comment here at HighBoldtage…..
Beer Bottle Cloning for N00bs
“So you want to clone your nice plant do you? And maybe you’ve been running around the forum, looking up rooting hormone posts, and if it’s necessary or not to have rooting hormone? And then you went onto wondering which medium would be the best, peat pucks, rock wool maybe?
How about instead you rinse out that old 24 of beer bottles you have sitting around the house, and get to work cloning that plant right now? Huh sketchy? Can you calm down for a minute and do that for me? Good!”
proceed to the link above for the rest of the method.
I am posting this up here because there is some controversy about this strain, and whether or not this is the legit strain or not.
I haven’t ever had the pleasure of smoking the Black Rose but it does look good so I won’t comment on the controversy. From what I can gather Heath Robinson’s seeds are being sold on the Highlifeseeds site with his knowledge and approval. I can’t guarantee it, its the internet. Anyway for those who are interested find the Black Rose here: http://www.highlifeseeds.com/Black-Rose.php
From the site:
Black Rose by Heath Robinson
The Big Purple one.. sticky, sweet & smelling delicious!
Black Rose by Heath Robinson is an interesting variety with its genetics coming from carefully selected breeding.
In California there are many different varieties such as Purple Sativa, “the Purps” & Californian orange of course. These strain are as interesting as much for their colours as for their fruity tastes & zingy highs
Black rose belongs to the “purple family” of cannabis strains, these plants are called purple even if they are lightly coloured e.g. light pink or light violet, contrary to the Black Rose ones which are sometimes almost black . Unlike other purple strains, temperature does not play a role in the colour definition of the Beautiful Black Rose.
Black Rose has a healthy dose of the Shiva Skunk characteristics, genetics and growth patterns. It is easy to cultivate and finishes flowering to perfection in 9 to 10 weeks although can be harvested sooner.
Its has a very high THC for a “purp”content being around 18.07% and CBD 0.53.
Black Rose gives the smoker a energetically cerebral high, perfect for enjoying the great outdoors or for partying & clubbing with your friends, and obviously the strong purple is a welcome bonus!